Faculty 2.0

Sarah Cohen  :  How do we talk about technology to the uninitiated? The irony of going last. We talk about technology, and we talk about technology, and we talk about technology, but we’re forgetting a big part of our user base: our faculty.  So this presentation ended up last, and…

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Gaming doesn't make you stupid

Chad Boeninger, Learning from Video Games Ohio University Libraries, Library Voice Chad began with a clip from Bully, two kids interacting in the school library. “Do I look like a librarian?” Very entertaining, plus it’s a vision of libraries in video games — “the nerdy kid who can’t even zip…

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very interesting

The fact that I’ve gotten four trackbacks on the post about systems and librarians tells me that this issue has struck a chord.  How many new/young/reinventing librarians wish there was a way, other than self-teaching, to learn applied tech skills?  (More than I realized.) What do we have to do…

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Note to salesfolk:

“Webinar” no longer means, to your average smart librarian, “powerpoint with accompanying conference call”.  “Webinar” now means, to your average smart librarian, that all content will be delivered via the web, and thus via the computer and projector and speakers set up in our classroom. Failure to acknowledge the evolution…

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del.icio.us for the rest of the staff

Some of our staff members use del.icio.us for personal/professional purposes. Those of us who do brainstormed that it would be a good thing to move our (extensive, heavily used by reference librarians and some departments) subject pages to having del.icio.us-fed web-resource sections that were managed by the subject librarian rather…

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